When I first saw the new Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder, I did wonder whether we’d stepped back in time to 2003 where shimmery body powders were a thing. Some even had scents and flavours back then, does anyone remember the flavoured Urban Decay Body Dusts?
Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder
Not only is the Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder major Jessica Simpson throwback, it’s strange they’d choose to launch this retro product under the Makeup Obsession brand. Makeup Obsession are their fun and more trend-led brand, so it does feel a bit mismatched for the Makeup Obsession brand.
The Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder is available in three different shades;
- Golden Honey
- Boujee Bronze
Revolution are marketing the Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder as being a product you can apply to both the face and body. However, nobody is going to apply a shimmery loose powder to their face with a powder brush. You’d need a brush to apply the powder in a controlled manner, exactly where you want it.
These loose powders are £6 each, and they contain 10 grams of powder which is really great value. They each come in a cute octagonal plastic jar with a peach coloured lid that unscrews to reveal a mesh sifter that the powder filters through.
Included inside the jars, are a small velour powder puff for application and to help minimise excess powder being dispensed through the mesh sifter.
Although considering how small the puff is, you might be better off using a large fluffy brush to apply the shimmer powder for a diffuser finish as the puff will undoubtedly concentrate a lot of shimmer powder in one place.
The Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder is described as being super-fine powders which are packed with reflective pearl pigments, that you can dust over the face and body for ultimate shimmer and shine.
Champagne is the lightest shade, and is said to be an icy champagne shade, Golden Honey is a warm gold, and Boujee Bronze is yep, you guessed it – a deep bronze. All three shades are warm toned and quite deep looking at the swatches, so they look like they’d be better suited for medium to tan, to deep skin tones.
If like me, you’re fairer than fair, you can make your own shimmery body powder extremely easily. Take a highlighter powder you don’t love, and break up the powder with a spatula and tip it into an empty setting powder jar. It’s literally that easy, and you can use any pressed highlighter this way.
If you like the idea of a loose powder you can dab on to the skin to achieve a radiant glow, the Makeup Obsession Shimmer Dust Loose Powder collection are available right now.